Brush, Salal and Other Forest Products
   

About 2.1 million acres of forested state trust lands throughout the state are managed by Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Management of activities on these lands earns revenue to build the state’s public schools, universities and much more. If you are a prospective purchaser of forest products, this is where you will find new opportunities that may be of interest to you. Use our query tool to easily find the products you want. If you don't find what you're looking for, please contact us. As manager of these state trust lands, we're open to new methods of doing business and ways to generate revenue for public services.

 
Brush Leases

In the floral industry, salal and ferns are especially popular for seasonal greens. Each year, DNR holds a public sealed bid auction for the right to harvest specialized forest products from a specific lease area. The qualified high bidder will be awarded a lease which authorizes unlimited harvest of specialized forest products from the designated lease area during the contract term (typically three years). Information will be posted below regarding the specific lease areas up for auction. This information will include the date, time and location of the auction in addition to maps of the lease areas, bidding procedures and the guidelines and regulations for harvest. See our Region map.
 
South Puget Sound Region Brush Lease Opportunities
  • None available at this time.
Olympic Region brush lease opportunities
  • None available at this time.
Pacific Cascade Region brush lease opportunities
  • None available at this time.

 
Bough Sales

Noble fir and pine are especially popular in the floral industry for seasonal greens. DNR periodically holds a public auction for the right to harvest evergreen boughs from trees in a specific lease area. The high bidder will be awarded a lease which authorizes harvest of evergreen boughs from the lease area during the contract term (typically one year). Information will be posted below regarding the specific lease areas up for auction. This information will include the date, time and location of the auction in addition to maps of the lease areas, bidding procedures, and the guidelines and regulations for harvest. See our Region map.
 
South Puget Sound Region Bough Lease Opportunities
 
  • None available at this time.

 

Brush Permits

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*NOTICE- DUE TO COVID-19 AND THE CLOSURE OF DNR OFFICES, THE TWO REMAINING SALE DATES IN JULY TO PURCHASE A 2020 CAPITOL FOREST BRUSH PERMIT HAVE BEEN CANCELED. DNR is not able to sell any more Capitol Forest Brush Permits in 2020.*
 
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience these unforeseen circumstances have caused.
 
Please continue to check this website for updates and information on 2021 Capitol Forest brush permit sales.
 
All permits that were purchased in January of this year will still expire on December 31, 2020.
 
 
The Pacific Cascade Region (360-577-2025) and Olympic Region (360-374-2800) may offer permits for other select areas in their regions. Please contact the appropriate region office to check on the availability of individual brush permits for their locations.